Rex Morgan, M.D. and PCa

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Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/8/2010 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
(This post is meant to be a light diversion. We all need a break sometimes. Enjoy.)

Is anyone here reading the "comic" strip Rex Morgan, M.D. ?
The story line is about a politician who is just diagnosed with PCa.

The panels today have Rex visiting the patient's home, sitting down with the husband and wife and explaining "His PSA or Prostate-Specific Antigen was quite high... so we tested again! The biopsy came back positive!"
The wife responds "You had a biopsy and didn't tell me? What were you thinking, Stewart?"

At first, I thought this might be a good chance to increase PCa awareness and help educate others. I figured the writer either had PCa or knew someone who was just diagnosed. But as I read this, it just gets more ridiculous by the panel. Does the writer have a clue?

How were you told you had a high PSA? My GP called me and said "Your PSA results came back at 22." I responded "Oh My! " He replied: "That is a perfectly reasonable response." Do anyone have a doctor come to the house, sit with the family and tell them the biopsy was positive?

Also, how could the guy have not told his wife about the biopsy? She didn't notice the prep work, the 4 gallons of Gatorade in the fridge, the hours in the bathroom? She didn't notice him walking like an old man, or the blood or the constipation? How did he hide the motor oil semen? Could any of you have hidden your biopsy from your spouse?

Maybe there was too much caffeine in my coffee this morning but it just hit me as ridiculous. (I realize life must be pretty good if something like this bothers me.)

I can't wait to see Rex and June discussing pee pads and Trimix.

Stay tuned for the next exciting adventure.

Jeff (the leaking one)

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 8/12/2010 7:08:20 AM (GMT-6)


rob2
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   Posted 8/8/2010 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
This is interesting. I called my doctor's office for results and the recording said if you want to hear your PSA, please press #1, if want to schedule a biopsy, please press #2. Just kidding, my doctor called me and gave me the results. He said he called all for cases, good or bad. I am not sure how you can hide a biopsy from anyone given the prep work, etc. Not to mention the side effects. Perhaps some in our society receive better treatment....
 
Age 48 at diagnosis
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
22 month  PSA <.04
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/8/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Clearly, this guy signed up for a health care plan not offered in my area. He got Rex Morgan to come to his house just to tell him the biopsy is positive. No data, nothing. Just "it's positive". And we wonder why the cost of health care is so high.

I went to the Uro's office 10 days after the biopsy. As I sat on the hard chair with my sore butt he rushed into the examining room, quickly said hello, pulled up the electronic records on the screen, read for 30-60 seconds and said "Positive in 7 out of 12 cores. You have cancer." I replied "I know. That's why I came to see you."

For those of you unfamiliar with Rex Morgan, M.D. , it is the slowest moving comic strip in the world. Weeks can go by and they still have not finished dinner.
The politician is safe. Even if he has G10 PCa it will progress slower than a G5 tumor in an 85 year old.

Jeff

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 8/8/2010 1:51:41 PM (GMT-6)


compiler
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   Posted 8/8/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like it's not worth reading.
 
I like Dilbert and Doonesbury
 
Mel

63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

Update: since late March all is well in that area. I would say 99.9% continent (a spurt here and there, maybe 5 spurts per week). As of 6/22/10, I would say I am 100% continent, but I do have (controllable) significant urgency.

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.

Second post-op PSA on 6/21/10--0.02--Not too bad!


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   Posted 8/8/2010 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Are we taking comic strips seriously now?? Most are just thinly disguised cultural propaganda..With newspapers going broke, comics are usually the first thing they cut..
Age today: 68. Married, 6', 215 pounds, active, no health issues.
PSA at age 55: 3.5, DRE negative. Advice, "Keep an eye on it".
PSA at age 58: 4.5
PSA at age 61: 5.2
PSA at age 64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
PSA at age 65: 8.5, DRE " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
PSA at age 66 9.0 DRE "normal", BPH, Finesteride. (Proscar)
PSA at age 67 4.5 DRE "normal" second biopsy, negative.
PSA at age 67.5 5.6, DRE "normal" U-doc worried..
PSA at age 68, 7.0, third biopsy positive for cancer in 4 cores, 3 cores Gleason 6, one core Gleason 9. Finesteride discontinued, still no urinary symptoms, never had any..From age 55 to 65 I had no health insurance.

I have a date with the robo surgeon on Sept 3 but I'm keeping my options open. I'm also looking at seeds combined with IGRT which seems to be having good results with high-risk patients..

zufus
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey sounds like a new trend (Worried Guy) hope you don't mind some more ideas, could be alot of laughs:

Superman on Lupron drives Ferrari now and 15 yr. old beats him up in a fight and steals car  8 hours after he bought it (LOL).

Batman loses wings and wang with oriehectomy and losses fight with Robin over who drives the batmobile.

Catwoman and Batman have the same sized boobs and go shopping together. Batman cries when a Doone and Burke handbag goes on sale, and a younger teenage gets the last one. (LOL)

Transformers remove Green Hornets PCa in the nick of time and save him and the world...maybe these are adult comic books of the future. (hee-hee)

Hey like Al Pacino- "I'm just getting started"....hoooo-ra!
Youth is wasted on the Young-(W.C. Fields)

Post Edited (zufus) : 8/8/2010 10:11:34 AM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I never heard of Rex Morgan, but then, haven't read any comics in years. If PC is going to be used in some triviel way like you described, not going to do much to help out our cause.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin

Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16

Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 3
Latest: 7/9 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - 38 days, mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days, Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, Cath #18 - 13 days, Cath #19 - 17 days, Total Blockage, Cath # 20 - 7/19

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Zufus - The mind reels with the possibilities!

Mel - Scott Adams would handle this differently for sure. Dilbert''s tie would hang straight down.

It is not necessarily a bad thing that they are discussing PCa. I just wish it was a little closer to the truth.
Just to make the comic strip a little more interesting maybe we can take bets on some key points: Will it be a fast growing tumor or slow? When will the poor sap decide on a treatment? Will Rex tell him he has the good cancer? Will Stewart have to run for reelection with a pee bucket stashed behind the lectern?

Stay tuned kids.
Jeff

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/8/2010 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Click on the blue, highlighted hyperlink I included in my post 3 above yours. It will give you a laugh. I'm sure that's just how you and your wife were informed of this issue. Not!

Anyway, they are the comics after all. The writers are the writers are Wilson and Nolan not Strum and Walsh.

I don't know why I am torturing myself but I went back and looked when good 'ol Rex first mentioned PCA. He told his wife (in violation of HIPAA rules as I know them)
on July 8. "My first patient is the Mayor... I have to tell him he has PROSTATE CANCER!"

Now who is June going to tell?

Jeff

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 8/10/2010 6:48:20 AM (GMT-6)


tatt2man
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   Posted 8/8/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I do like the humourous side of zufus - it is uplifting - maybe on different meds?
sincere smile
BRONSON

p.s. FRANK SPRINGER, the long time artist of "Terry & the Pirates"" and Rex Morgan M.D." died in 2009 at the age of 79 of prostate cancer.
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - June/2010 -have trimix - tried it twice - Aug 2010 -just lacking motivation right now
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night - May 25 - 1 pad during day - 1 pad at night for security (barely needed at all) - stress incontinence at work - lifting trees and shrubs - August 2010 - still at one pad for day and one for night - primarily for hygiene and security - still having good and bad days due to stress and what I have consumed.
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA - October 8, 2010 - TBA -
............

Post Edited (tatt2man) : 8/8/2010 3:52:48 PM (GMT-6)


AnotherDisplayName
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   Posted 8/8/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a PowerPoint presentation I give on BPH, PCa, therapy choice, etc., and am following Rex and Stu et al. with great interest. When Rex first started talking about talking with the mayor ("It's always a conversation I DREAD!"), I began to suspect he wasn't going to present a very balanced picture of PCa today. So I wrote the artist and the writer expressing my concern. The artist thanked me for my "thoughtful and interesting" letter, but so far I haven't heard from the writer. He's got a terrific opportunity to give wives (who probably are more likely to read the strip) and their husbands great advice on how to deal with PCa (well) before and after, diagnosis, through the Rex Morgan avatar. I hope he doesn't blow it.

Mike

Tracked PSA over last 19 years
Diagnosed 9/2009 at sudden PSA rise to 4.6; Biopsy Gleason 6, Clinical T1c
Proton Beam Therapy March-April 2010
Now back to normal, everything works, no side effects.

Post Edited (AnotherDisplayName) : 8/8/2010 7:19:51 PM (GMT-6)


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/8/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mike (AnotherDisplayName),

I guess that Rex Morgan, M.D. topic had some effect after all. It convinced you to stop lurking and join! Welcome to Healing Well ;-)

If you follow Rex Morgan, then you know the story line progresses slower than my continence recovery. I do wish the writers would use a fact checker. He has already violated HIPAA by blabbing to June, and discussing the situation with so little detail and so much time just does not happen in real life. I wonder how much he charged for that visit.

I'm betting the story will devolve from PCa soon and into an investigation of how the Mayor's opponent finds out about his PCa. They suspect June, but the leak will be traced to Stu's wife telling one close, well-meaning friend who puts Stu on the "pray list" at church thus informing the whole community.
Stu makes a miraculous recovery but loses the election after being caught having wild sex with a campaign worker half his age. Rose leaves and Stu runs off with the worker.

The church people are happy their prayers worked. Stu's physician is happy because every male with high PSA in town wants to be on his table. PCa graduates are happy that his equipment works. Stu and the new spouse are happy - until Rose milks him of the house and all his savings and settles down with Carlos the pool boy who is happy he can finally get citizenship.

The next story line discusses the horrors Carlos faced being an illegal alien.

All this will take years to develop so don't worry if you miss a few.
DC Comics here I come.

Jeff

AnotherDisplayName
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   Posted 8/8/2010 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I like your storyline. Maybe he can get Mary Worth involved somehow.

mike

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   Posted 8/8/2010 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
A very prestigious cardiologist died, and was given a very elaborate
funeral by the hospital he worked for most of his life. A huge heart
covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service as all the
doctors from the hospital sat in awe.

Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside.
The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart
forever.

At that point, one of the mourners just burst into laughter. When
all eyes stared at him, he said, 'I am so sorry, I was just thinking of my
own funeral... I'm a gynecologist.'

.......and the urologist fainted.
Goodlife
 
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/10/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Someone who is clearly an aficionado of Rex Morgan, M.D. sent me a follow up email telling me the time dilation of that strip is 90:1. That certainly seems to hold true in this story line. Assuming a 90:1 ratio it means we will have to wait something like 45 years to find out if Stu fully recovers and runs off with the campaign worker, so don't hold your breath.

I hope I'm still around to find out.

Jeff

tatt2man
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   Posted 8/11/2010 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
... later that day.... ( actually 11 days later in non-comic time)

... you can get different dates of the comix page -
www.seattlepi.com/fun/comic.asp?feature_id=Rex_Morgan&feature_date=2010-08-11

. interesting watching the thread of this story line ...
...and very sad to say that , even in this day, and even with this HW site ( as with others) - people have to be anonymous with this cancer for fear of reprisal, job security, and the like....

.. the benefit of a comic strip , is that you can chose to read it or not... and with the drawings and text, they can be erased and redrawn... we don't have that luxury...

number 2-B pencil hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - June/2010 -have trimix - tried it twice - Aug 2010 -just lacking motivation right now
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night - May 25 - 1 pad during day - 1 pad at night for security (barely needed at all) - stress incontinence at work - lifting trees and shrubs - August 2010 - still at one pad for day and one for night - primarily for hygiene and security - still having good and bad days due to stress and what I have consumed.
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA - October 8, 2010 - TBA -
............

AnotherDisplayName
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   Posted 8/11/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jeff -- wonder who's calling the mayor's wife in today's strip? Carlos?

We need to start a pool to see how long the "Prostate Cancer" series lasts. Does this forum support surveys?

Mike
Mike

Tracked PSA over last 19 years
Diagnosed 9/2009 at sudden PSA rise to 4.6; Biopsy Gleason 6, Clinical T1c
Proton Beam Therapy March-April 2010
Now back to normal, everything works, no side effects.

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/11/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Bronson,

I like your link (and your style). Somehow I can't imagine my Uro coming to my house and sitting there while my wife and I aired our grievances with each other. Oh brother.

By the way, I am self employed and bid for contracts. Like Stu, I have not told any of my coworkers about my PCa. Unlike Stu, I have a very supportive, loving, level-headed wife.

I notice that the past two days contained about 15 seconds of story line advancement per day. At this rate we might have to rethink the 90:1 ratio.

Tombo Mono Plastic Eraser anyone?

Mike,
I say she answers, voice quavering. The person asks what's wrong and she blabs the goods to her friend with the caveat "please don't tell anyone".

But we'll have to wait a month for that to happen.

Jeff

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   Posted 8/11/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, you're right. I forgot about the "close, well-meaning friend". Gotta be her. I figure the phone call will last a couple of weeks, while Stu and Rex talk about something completely unrelated in the living room. Time expansion is now approaching 6,000:1.

Hell, I told everybody. Most didn't give a rat, but maybe that says how much I'm appreciated. I got a few cards and e-mails during my 2 months of treatment, but I didn't have the heart to tell them how much fun I was having. Only problem was the weather stunk, so beach and cycling outings were mostly cancelled. But, JAX turned out to be a pretty nice place, with lots of sports, arts, good restaurants, cultcha, etc., so I had a grand time. I wanted to stay another week after treatment, but my better half overruled that idea. There were several in my cohort who were carrying on normal business while they were there, using telephone, laptop, FAX, etc. One local walked in from the office every day, one couple commuted 4hr each way, another 1hr. Most were like me, though, retired, so it was just a forced vacation.

Going back for my 6-mo checkup in September, already got "reunion" activities scheduled with several buddies who were being treated the same time I was.
Mike

Tracked PSA over last 19 years
Diagnosed 9/2009 at sudden PSA rise to 4.6; Biopsy Gleason 6, Clinical T1c
Proton Beam Therapy March-April 2010
Now back to normal, everything works, no side effects.

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/11/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike,
I think by not telling anyone, I forced myself to recover quicker. I gave myself no slack and no excuse to not be there. I implied to the guys I was on vacation.
I hide my need for pee pads. The subject of using Trimix does not come up (pun intended). PCa is simply not a topic of discussion. Someone in the group asked about getting a PSA and if we knew ours. I said my was low. I don't know what it is exactly. That is true. As a side note. more than half the guys did not know their PSA!
I wish Rex spend one panel - 10 words - saying something useful, like: "A high number deserves attention." Or "There is a genetic component." Or ...practically anything.
Oh well.
Jeff

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   Posted 8/11/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
That's why I wrote the writer. He had a great opportunity to educate, and I think he's blowing it. Coupled with the recent flurry of publicity against PSA testing, the media is doing men in their 50s and later a great disservice. They won't get their PSA tested, so there'll be no baseline; if an MD recommends a biopsy, probably as a result of a lumpy DRE, they'll remember Stu saying how painful it was and put it off as long as possible, until they wind up with metastatic cancer. Then they get to enjoy the whole magilla -- surgery, radiation, chemo, hormones, bags, etc., if they're lucky. In fact, with a good baseline, timely biopsy by a doc who knows what he's doing, and proper treatment, the whole course of the disease can be painless and the outcome positive. I say if you've got to get cancer, prostate cancer is the one to get.
Mike

Tracked PSA over last 19 years
Diagnosed 9/2009 at sudden PSA rise to 4.6; Biopsy Gleason 6, Clinical T1c
Proton Beam Therapy March-April 2010
Now back to normal, everything works, no side effects.

Post Edited (AnotherDisplayName) : 8/11/2010 11:33:46 AM (GMT-6)


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/11/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike,
Magilla!? Oy Vey is mir!

"If you've got to get cancer, prostate cancer is the one to get." I guess... PCa does beat testicular and lung cancer. But , personally I'd rather not have any!

Do I get a cookie if the phone call is from the well meaning friend?
Jeff

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   Posted 8/11/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
A cookie and my undying admiration. And we talk about the stock market for a while...
Mike

Tracked PSA over last 19 years
Diagnosed 9/2009 at sudden PSA rise to 4.6; Biopsy Gleason 6, Clinical T1c
Proton Beam Therapy March-April 2010
Now back to normal, everything works, no side effects.

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   Posted 8/11/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
It is bad enough to get the "if you've got to get cancer, prostate cancer is the one to get" line from someone who hasn't had it, or can't have it. But to have it said here? Abysmal.

After a year of tests, surgery, radiation, ed and carloads of pads, big job complications, and all the rest, it is not the best thing that has happened to me, and by the way - it is not my first, just the least expected.

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/12/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Today's adventure... There is no mention or picture of yesterday's ringing phone. We can only guess that she answered or didn't. (Unless time dilation has slowed to below zero and is now moving backwards.)

Rex says, "I promise we keep in you the loop on everything!"
Rose replies, "I know you will! Iced Tea, Stewart?

If Stewart really had PC, he'd answer just like 90% of us would, "No thanks, dear. It will just make me run to the bathroom."

Jeff (the leaking one)
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